Skip to comments.Elderly and Abandoned, 85 Haitians Await Death
Posted on 01/17/2010 11:34:50 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The old lady crawls in the dirt, wailing for her pills. The elderly man lies motionless as rats pick at his overflowing diaper.
There is no food, water or medicine for the 85 surviving residents of the Port-au-Prince Municipal Nursing Home, barely a mile from the airport where a massive international aid effort is taking shape.
"Help us, help us," 69-year-old Mari-Ange Levee begged Sunday, lying on the ground with a broken leg and ribs. A cluster of flies swarmed the open fracture in her skull.
One man has already died, and administrator Jean Emmanuel said more would follow soon unless water and food arrive immediately.
"I appeal to anybody to bring us anything, or others won't live until tonight," he said, motioning toward five men and women who were having trouble breathing, a sign that the end was near.
Though Thermiti and her friends haven't eaten since Tuesday, she remained impressively feisty. She said that's because she had already spent five days without eating during previous hardships.
"But I was younger, and now there's no water either," she said, predicting that unlike other pensioners she could still hold out for at least another day.
"Then if the foreigners don't come (with aid)," she said, "it will be up to baby Jesus."
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It’s like Katrina all over again.
I hate to say it Obama will not help anyone over the age of 65.
After all isn’t Zer0 going to help ALL of Haiti?
EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS AMERICAS FAULT YOU KNOW I THINK IF WE ARE SO EVIL WE SHOULD LET THEM TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES.
Anger at US builds at Port-au-Prince airport
Katrina? At least those people had a roof over their heads. These people are just lying out on the streets. The media would impeach Bush for this.
This is what disaster is in reality. The problem is the logistics of bringing help. And the same thing was true in Katrina.
Obama to the dying helpless and elderly: “Just take a pill.”
Obammma will help all Hatians till they get the right to vote here and then he’ll lower the curtain on em.
Hey 'RATS! How does it feel to be Katrina-ed? Ain't kharma a b*tch?
All very sad. Where is teh UN? Where is Bono? Where is Oprah and Danny Glover’s checkbook?
I think 1 million Haitians need to be sent to Obama’s home state of Hawaii but they need to stay there.
Haiti is within 100 miles of Cuba. Is Fidel sending ships loaded with Doctors and medical supplies from the Cuban health system that Obama praises so much? If not, why hasn’t he? Not his problem?
What ingrates! Don’t they understand? Obama has a Senate seat he needs to shill for.
Except that Katrina was on U.S. soil.
Haiti is not part of the US.
So are Haitians already on Obama care?
Apparently Obama wants to extend "Obamacare" over there, too.... LOL...
It is shameful what the DemocRATS and their toadies in their "media" did to President Bush after Katrina. Now the shoe is on the other foot. The DemocRATS deserve everything they are about to get.
I am patiently waiting for this nightmare to be “Obama’s fault”....for his blatant racism to be highlighted....for his incompetence and uncaring loathesome self to be front and center in the media.....
His “out” of course has already been touted by his people - “the UN is in charge”.
Well - if so Zero - it’s still your fault since YOU are the UN lover of all time...
Obama will say give them a pill.
I didn’t go to the link, but I find it kinda strange that if a wandering FOX newsie can find and walk through this place snapping pics, why can’t ‘authorities’ give them some assistance?
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